Friday, November 22, 2013

5 on Friday - My Christmas List

I haven't participated in a 5 on Friday in a looooong time, I'm back today linking up with Darci over at The Good Life

I thought it would be fun to do my Christmas List, since I don't want much this year.  Here's hoping the Hubby is reading :)

*1* New VS PJ's + Matching Slippers
I am leaning towards these ones because I like that they are festive

*2* I-phone Wallet Case
I never realized how badly I need one of these! It will be so perfect for when I am using the diaper bag and not my regular purse to just throw this in

*3* Erin Condren Life Planner
     I am pretty unorganized and would like to start the new year off at least attempting to be better at that!

*4* Book - Spelling it Like it is by Tori Spelling
I love all of Tori Spelling's books so I know I will enjoy this one! She is very relate-able to me as a Mother/Wife (don't judge!)

*5* Book - Melissia Explains it All - by Melissa Joan Hart
I am just interested in the juicy details she spills about other people to be honest, I love a good reality read!

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Iphone Dump

It's been a while since I've dumped my I-phone photos!

Snapped this one before I left for work today, Brayden loves our dog more than I can even explain.  He is always so darn sweet to him and it makes my heart melt

It's hard to tell, but Brayden is wearing my work dress boots (with heels!) He likes to put these on and walk around the house, it is so funny :)

Here are both kiddos loving on Max, he is one lucky pup, although I think some days he wouldn't mind less attention, LOL

My loves

Ella and her buddy

Brayden had just given Ella some of his chocolate pudding and this was her reaction :)

Playing with her brother :)

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

*Fall* Leaf Photo Shoot

I knew I had to get some fun Fall leaf pictures with the kiddos so we set out last weekend to do just that, right in time too since our weather is rapidly dropping!! Chicago winter is on it's way!

Brayden had so much fun helping me rake the leaves into piles, I have such a little helper on my hands at all times.

I literally just love these 2 to pieces! They make my heart so happy and I can't stop smiling when I look at these pictures.  

Oh my gosh, just look at my baby girl! She is just the cutest thing ever!!!

Love this one, Brayden is being so cute and Ella could care less he is right behind her

         And this one! Ella is just so happy that her brother is paying attention to her, she loves him so much!

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Ella's 1st Trip to the ER

Since this little blog of mine is my way of documenting our lives, I have to post about our little girl's first trip to the ER.  I don't ever want to forget these things and with the way my memory is, there is a chance that could happen! I think it's good to remember the bad just as much as the good, it can help realize this whole Mommy thing isn't the easiest thing to do.

It all started Sunday night, we put Ella to bed at her normal time then around 11 the hubs and I went upstairs to go to sleep and as soon as we laid down we heard Ella making these strange noises.  Coughing but more of barking and some wheezing sounds.  I knew right away it was Croup but didn't know just how bad it was.  I sat there for a few minutes then realized that wasn't right so I went into her room.  She was so sad and upset and having a little trouble breathing and every sound she made sounded like a seal.  It was extremely scary and I knew she had to get to the hospital.

Thankfully my mother in law came over to stay with Brayden and the hubs and I took little miss to the hospital.  I was so happy that they took us right back when we got there, I think they knew she needed attention right away.  We were instantly brought to our room and she was started on oxygen.  After about 30 minutes of straight oxygen she got some oral steroids.  After that it was back to the oxygen and once the dr could tell that wasn't really doing it, she ordered her a nebulizer.  After that was done (about 5 minutes) we switched back to the oxygen and the dr said we needed to stay for another 2 hours for monitoring.

We were so tired but our little girl needed us.  She was such a trooper through this whole ordeal, letting strangers poke and prod her all while she was in pain and so so tired.

Around 3:15am we were discharged to go home.  Throughout this whole experience I never once was mad or annoyed that I was up through the night while knowing I had to get up for work at 6am.  I just knew our little girl needed us and we were so happy to get her the help she needed.

Tuesday, November 5, 2013

First Annual Circus Trip!

We took Brayden to the circus for the first time this weekend.  He was so excited and looking so forward to it for weeks.  (Of course I bought the tickets several months ago) It was nice to have a Mommy/Daddy/Brayden date, it's been a long time since we've done that.

I was able to pick our seats when ordering on Ticketmaster and that was an awesome perk.  I chose the upper balcony, first row, first 3 seats and they were perfect.

Watching so intensely

And when it was time to leave, this is what happened.  I think the circus was a success :)  Looking forward to going next year and bringing Little Miss!